Loadall Driver – Blending Plant Operator (seasonal)

Job Title

Loadall Driver – Blending Plant Operator (seasonal)

Job Type

Plant Operator


Prees Heath near Whitchurch, SY13 3JX.


3 months ago

HJ Lea Oakes Ltd are suppliers of top-quality animal and livestock feeds, serving farmers across a wide area in Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and North Wales. We are currently looking for a fixed term (winter), full-time Loadall Driver to join our team in delivering outstanding customer service. This vacancy is based in our Blending Plant in Prees Heath near Whitchurch, SY13 3JX.

Job Description and Profile

This role involves working in a busy blending plant using a JCB loadall. Some manual handling will be required. This is a seasonal vacancy for the duration of the busy winter period (potentially until the end of April). Might suit an agricultural contractor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Production of safe and quality animal feeds
  • Operating loadalls/telehandlers, fork lift trucks and plant machinery
  • Stock control and rotation, housekeeping
  • Raw materials intake, loading and despatching orders
  • Routine maintenance
  • Quality checks
  • Liaising with the office and drivers


    • Seasonal vacancy – December until the end of April
    • Full time position (min. 40 hours a week, normally between Monday and Friday, but involving some weekend work, overtime available, part of a two shift system 6am-4pm/9am-7pm)
    • Training will be provided

Please upload below or email CV to dot.gidge@hjlea.com or send for attention of:
Dot Gidge, Aston Mill, Aston, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8DH 

Essential Requirements


    • Good communication skills, good command of spoken and written English
    • Good numeracy and literacy
    • The successful candidate will be energetic, friendly and hard working
    • Ability to work well as part of a team
    • Loadall licence and experience are essential
    • Prior experience of working in the animal feed manufacturing will be an advantage, training will be provided.

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